French Cinema, n’est pas?
French Film Club of San Diego presents a screening of “Max & Leon,” a 2016 World War II comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Barré, and starring the comedy team of Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at San Diego French-American School, 6550 Soledad Mountain Road. English subtitles. Admission: $8.50. frenchfilmclubofsandiego.com
Concerts to Catch
Carlos Velasco, known for his Latin Jazz guitar and vocals, will be joined by the “Three Divas,” Lorena Guzman, Eunice Fidawi and Diana Vega, as well as Kevin Moraine on guitar and bass, in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $20. Bites and beverages available for purchase. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org
The Camera Lucida season opener is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. Program includes Mozart’s “Piano Trios in G major, K. 496 and B-flat, K. 502” and Brahms’ “Sonata in E-flat for Viola and Piano, Opus 120 Nr. 2.” Tickets: $28-$37, students free. (858) 534-8497. musicweb.ucsd.edu
The free, family-friendly 54th annual Cabrillo Festival — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Ballast Point on Naval Base Point Loma (guests are advised to bring identification for entry onto the navy base) — celebrates and recreates the voyage of 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who sailed under the flag of Spain and landed at the shores of San Diego Bay Sept. 28, 1542, “discovering” San Diego, California and all of the West Coast. The base is at 140 Sylvester Road. cabrillofestival.org
Two opportunities for historical entertainment are on tap Sunday, Oct. 1 at La Jolla Riford Library. First, the San Diego Early Music Society presents an open practice session with musicians using Renaissance-period instruments at 1 p.m. Then, “Tea with the Bard” pairs Shakespeare readings with coffee and tea at 2 p.m., 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org
Teen Art Group Forms
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has launched a free, after-school art program for teens, 4-7 p.m. Fridays with rotating topics and instructors at 1008 Wall St. The next workshops are Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Open studio activities will include phone photography and video, drawing using various media, including digital drawing, and book arts. A youth advisory council will be established during the first three months. Call to register (858) 454-5872.
Scripps Health presents a workshop on modern-day grandparenting, including a refresher on taking care of infants, including getting baby back to sleep, car seat safety and changes in infant care, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 30 at Scripps Campus Point, La Jolla, Building C, Assembly Rooms A and B, 10010 Campus Point Drive. Seating is limited. Register: 1 (800) SCRIPPS.
On top of offering samples from San Diego’s favorite Mexican restaurants, this year’s Taste of Old Town will double as a fundraiser for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce to keep parking free to the public. The event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in Old Town San Diego. Tickets $25-$40. oldtownsandiegoguide.com
The next CARTA Public Symposium, with a focus on Cellular and Molecular Explorations of Anthropogeny, will be held 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the Salk Institute, Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Admission is free, however, registration is required. The Symposium will also be live-streamed. carta.anthropogeny.org
Fashion Week Kick-off
This year’s Fashion Week San Diego VIP kick-off is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at The LOT La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave. Drinks, appetizers and a screening of the fashion film “Red Pearl,” a coming-of-age “dramedy” that explores how our experiences, good and bad, mold us into the people we become. Free for FWSD Pass Holders. fashionweeksd.com